brake lights on 2004 landcruiser

Submitted: Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 20:39
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I am having continuing trouble with the brake lights which come on at any timewhen not in use.I have replaced the switch several times but I am still ha

ving this problem.Maybe somebody else out there has had the same problem.


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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 20:41

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 20:41
If you have an earlier Tekonsha Brake Controller fitted they were known to cause this problem. Bob

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Follow Up By: Member - Andrew (WA) - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 22:17

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 22:17
Yep...as Bob said.

Do you have a Tekonsha trailer Brake Control Unit fitted?
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Follow Up By: Member - Ron A (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 19:51

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 19:51
thanks for the advice. I have disconnected the brake controller for the time being to check if this the problem. As I do not intend towlng my caravan for a while it will give me time to check if this the problem.
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 21:08

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 21:08
Is it a Voyager with a grey sticker on it. If it is I would be 100% certain thats the problem.

If you ask nicely they may trade it in on a Prodigy (spelling for those that cant)


Until recently they were giving free replacements even though these are several years old.

Is a well known problem.


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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 22:16

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 22:16
Dead right a Tekonsha Voyager will do exactly this.


Get a Prodigy Instead
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Follow Up By: Member -Dodger - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 15:23

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 15:23
Ditto Here.
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Cheers Dodg.

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Reply By: Member - Graham H (NSW) - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 19:16

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 19:16
The rubber stopper the switch pushers on in the brake pedal deteriates and gets an indent in it.so replace it.
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Reply By: Gazal Champion - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 20:52

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 20:52
Ron, the problem as far as I know is that current is fed back into the stop light circuit from the controller. I read a post on, perhaps this forum, a forum not so long ago that an auto electrician had fitted a diode on this stop light feed to the Tekonsha orienting it so that the current could not feed back into the stop light circuit, but could still supply the Tekonsha when the brake was applied.
If this is beyond your capabilities take the vehicle to an autolec and show him this post or as the others say, Get the Tekonsha Prodege model as they overcame the problem in those. My Nephew worked for Repco when I was setting up for my van and he steered me toward the Prodege and away from the Voyager, but the problem is simply solved.
Regards, Bruce.
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Follow Up By: donk - Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 22:16

Tuesday, Feb 16, 2010 at 22:16
The problem with fitting a diode is that when you use the manual braking lever on the controller the vehicle (and possibly the trailer) brake lights will not come on

Regards Don
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